Reporter Rewind: Blast from the past
In Reporter Rewind this week, Briana Fiore goes back in time to find out what was making news in December 1994.
A new land plan was designed for the Harvey area. The proposal aimed to significantly boost the size of the Harvey town area.
One of the options was to create 83 residential and 104 special residential lots within the town.
The other was to create 139 special residential lots.
Locally produced fresh and fruit and vegetables were in danger of becoming a thing of the past.
Valuable horticultural resources were not being protected.
Bianca Panetta received an Honours Plus in her junior silver which was a first for Lyn’s Dance School.
The Harvey Shire’s dog problems were “getting out of control.”
Ranger Euan Allott said there had been numerous reports of dogs attacking people and stock.
A young Australind woman was also attacked by a stray dog and there were similar reports in Harvey and Yarloop.
Cookernup was one of the worst hit areas for stray dogs attacking stock. A member of the public spread baits throughout Cookernup. The baits used were very toxic and four dogs died.
There were concerns about the safety of the railway crossing at the southern end of Harvey.
Harvey Shire Council closed the road several years ago following dust complaints from residents in Herbert Road.
The closure restricted access to two properties via a railway crossing onto the road.
The cause was reportedly the introduction of high-speed trains.
Brunswick dairy producer Kevin Warburton attended the International Dairy Congress in Melbourne.
He was representing the WA Farmers Federation Dairy Section.
He said there was room for growth in the cheese, milk powder and protein products.
The Waroona Cricket Club opened the doors to a new club pavilion.
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